oa De Rebus - Biodiversity law and the weeding out of alien species : feature
|Article Title||Biodiversity law and the weeding out of alien species : feature|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Rhodes University|
|Publication Date||Jul 2015|
|Pages||40 - 42|
It took the threat of a court order, but the Minister of Environmental Affairs (Minister) has finally given effect to ch 5 of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004 (NEMBA) and published the alien and invasive species (AIS) lists and regulations. Rushed through on 1 August 2014, nearly eight years out of time, in order to beat the judgment in the matter of Kloof Conservancy v Government of the Republic of South Africa and Others (KZD) (unreported case no 12667/2012, 22-10-2014) (Vahed J), the lists proclaim 559 invasive species in terms of what is a bewildering matrix of areas, categories and exemptions.
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